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. the cuts, which are politically expedient, but costly to government expire in ten years time. >> both houses of congress have now passed a package of tax relief that will protect the middle class. >> when it came time for the cuts to expire, the u.s. is just emerging from the worst recession since the great depression. so president obama agreed to extend the tax cuts for two more years in exchange for congress extending federal emergency unemployment benefits. those cuts are expensive. if they're extended by 2020, the bush-era tax cuts will be responsible for more than half the total national debt. democrats insist that taxes go up for the wealthy but stay in place permanently for those earning less than $250,000 a year. >> we need to stop the job killing tax hikes, and we need to start cutting spending now. >> republicans refuse to play ball. they say no higher rates on the rich, no tax hikes on anyone. based on an ideology that calls for government to be as small as possible. the roots are as old as american politics, but today the philosophy's main spokesman is this man. grover nor
, but if he's a member of the taliban, it's true, maybe there's going to be somebody in the federal government that thinks we need to ask some questions of this person. >> but if you're the person here talking to the uncle and you're completely innocent, you're still caught up in this. >> you're not caught up in the sense you're going to jail, not caught up in the sense that anything bad is going to happen to you. >> thank you to brian todd reporting there. >>> we want to update you now on the investigation into the killing of two firefighters who were ambushed as they battled a fire in upstate new york on christmas eve. police have arrested the gunman's neighbor. authorities say the 24-year-old woman bought a semiautomatic rifle and a shotgun for the suspect who later killed himself. she faces federal charges that she lied to authorities. spangler couldn't buy the guns legally because he was a convicted felon. he had them with him during the attack. >>> let's talk about some weather because winter is just a week old at this point. >> what a winter it's already been. >> millions of people have
in the ukraine. hundreds more have been treated for hypothermia and frost bite. the government has set up thousands of heating centers to help people deal with the extreme cold. the temperatures there have dropped down to just one degree fahrenheit, far below the average for this time of the year. >>> well, this morning it looks like a major u.s. ally will have a new constitution, but theare still a whole lot of questions about egypt's democratic future. the draft charter has been approved by a majority of voters in a referendum. official results are expected later on. two rounds of voting followed violent protests. >>> let's check in now with cnn's ian lee. he is in cairo this morning. good morning. how was the voter turnout? >> well, randi, voter turnout was really, really low. lower than a lot of people were expecting, especially in the turmoil we saw leading up to this election. the second lowest turnout we've seen. 32% of egyptians came out and voted, which really is having a lot of people wondering where the 68% of other people weren't voting. either they were unwilling or unable to
'm worried that the government's going to put so much regulations on being able to do this, you know, come future months that it's not going to be an option for me. >> industry analysts see this as a possible peak to the sales growth that began with the election of president obama four years ago. u.s. gun sales totaled $2.5 billion in 2008, this year that figure could top $3.5 billion. david mattingly, cnn, roswell, georgia. >>> we'll explain what a group of newtown residents are doing to prevent more massacres there. >>> here's a look at what's coming up. >> from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, this is cnn saturday morning. linsanty, the london olympics and lance armstrong's shame, the top ten most memorable moments in sports. >>> more guns, that's the nra's solution for preventing another school massacre. all morning long, we put gun control in focus. >>> an olympian with a double life. why hamilton apologized for her second career in las vegas. i know. i'm will, and this is the nokia lumia 920 from at&t. it's got live tiles so all my stuff's always right there in real-time. it's like
the government would be forced to buy milk at double the cost that could push the price for a gallon of milk to over $7. >>> and today is the second and final round of voting on a referendum for egypt's new draft constitution. it comes one day after clashes in alexandria between supporters and opponents of president morsi. has sparked concerns over the power it creates for the president. >>> christmas is going to come early for some lucky lottery winners. el gordo, the world's biggest lottery has a jackpot approaching $3 billion. the reports if the winning numbers were played by a group of people in northeast spain, but participants should be prepared to split the money. there's no single jackpot. instead, it's a share the wealth system with thousands of winners, still it works out to about $524,000 per person. >>> and been going gangnam style? you are surely not alone. the viral hit song by south korean rapper psi is now the most watched music video of all time. that's according to billboard which says it's been viewed now more than 1 billion time. that's billion with a "b." gangnam style,
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